This family event will have displays by:
As well as:
- local seed savers
- prairie seed companies
- native plant collectors
- conservation groups
- community gardeners
- organic growers
- a seed exchange table
- presenters, and
- a kids corner!
Calgary Seedy Saturday is part of the worldwide Seedy Saturday/Sunday events
that celebrate open-pollinated seeds. In Calgary,
the event is coordinated with the support of the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association.
Calgary Seedy Saturday is keeping the skill of growing from seed to seed alive
in Calgary. As large commercial
seed companies consolidate and only offer more hybrids and patented varieties,
we are increasingly losing the regionally adapted collections that
have developed in our unique prairie climate.
Calgary Seedy Saturday helps maintain this irreplaceable genetic diversity
by offering non-hybridized, non-GMO varieties of seeds. You and your family can
discover the superior taste of heirloom vegetables, learn to save seeds
and share them with your neighbours. As you grow them season after season these
seeds will adapt and grow that much healthier!
March 19, 2016 10am-3pm at the Hillhurst - Sunnyside Community Association